Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This invative collection of new perspectives on this critically important issue is informed by a leading group of international social scientists. Topics covered include alcoholism, the family, minimum pricing, paternalistic controls, and Socially Responsible Investment programs. Together, these essays reveal illuminating new insights into how public policy might be improved. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.
Thom Brooks is Professor of Law and Government at Durham University, UK, and the founding editor of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. His current research interests include criminal law and justice, citizenship and immigration, global justice and human rights, sentencing and public policy more generally.